The 21/22 Budget was presented as “the COVID Budget” with some extraordinary measures pitched as addressing growth, jobs, infrastructure and women. It continues or extends a range of measures from previous budgets (tax cuts, programs like Home Deposit Schemes) and does provide some additional funding into housing, which, from our perspective, will tend to pump inflationary pressure without addressing our underlying supply issues.
National Shelter has analysed the published policies of the ALP, Liberal Party and Greens against its own policy platform for the federal election in May.
This paper is part of a partership between Queenslanders with Disability Network, Griffith University and National Shelter.
The project’s overall objective is to develop a position statement on housing and housing assistance that facilitates the independence, social and economic participation and full inclusion of people with disability in the mainstream community.
The project will inform a position statement which covers the housing options people with disability require to live independently in a place of their choosing and with whom they want and
Rent policy is one of the key aspects of the management of social housing. It determines the affordability of the housing for its tenants, as well as providing the main income stream for social housing providers.
Social housing rents are generally set as a proportion of the tenant’s income, with the general principle being that they pay 25% of income as rent. This policy area has been the subject of much debate over the past few years.
This report, written by Jon Eastgate for National Shelter